AAS 200th meeting, Albuquerque, NM, June 2002
Session 50. Cosmological Models and Instrumentation from Low Temperature Physics
Topical Session Oral, Tuesday, June 4, 2002, 2:00-3:30pm, 3:45-5:30pm, Ruidoso/Pecos

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[50.03] Latest Results from the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search

T.A. Perera (Case Western Reserve University), Cryogenic Dark Matter Search Collaboration

The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) uses Ge and Si detectors to search for Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) via their elastic-scattering interaction with atomic nuclei. Results from CDMS as of June 2000 give limits on the spin-independent WIMP-nucleon elastic-scattering cross section that exclude previously unexplored parameter space above 10 GeV/c2. The latest results from CDMS include a reanalysis of data which incorporates a larger fiducial detector mass. A new physics run is presently being carried out at the Stanford Underground Facility while preparations are underway for the second phase of CDMS at a deeper site. This work is funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy.

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